Most of you know by now, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Over the past few years, it really has become my happy place and it is so fun to spend time experimenting with new recipes. Since I clock more hours in here, I have slowly overhauled a lot of my less than stellar kitchen essentials. When we moved into our apartment years ago someone gifted us a cheap knife set and it took me far too long to upgrade. However, I recently had the chance to collaborate with Lamson, America’s oldest cutlery company which is still American made in Massachusetts. They recently relaunched their Vintage line as an ode to the beginning of Lamson and each piece is so incredibly beautiful!
I had the opportunity to try out a few of the pieces and was instantly drawn to the quality – both in the walnut handle and the blade. In addition to knives, Lamson also carries an array of pieces from BBQ tools to kitchen shears. Each piece is so well priced and every Lamson product comes with a Lifetime Warranty against manufacturing defects. I am sharing some of my favorites below and you can get 15% off of your order with the code HARLOWEJAMES15. I already have this on my list to get my dad for Father’s Day!
I have been using the Vintage 2-Piece Chinese Santoku Cleaver Set a ton as of late.
I love the way it effortlessly chops vegetables. If you don’t need both, they also sell them individually. I also have the prettiest leather sheath for both the 8” and the 6” which keeps the blade nicely protected.
Easy Summer Salad
- 1 head butter lettuce
- Bunch of radish
- Shallot (thinly sliced)
- 3/4 cup good olive oil
- 1/4 balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1 1/2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 garlic cloves minced (if they are large cloves, do 1)
- Dash of water
- Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. flakey sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. cracked pepper
The Vintage 6-Piece Deluxe Cook’s Set is such a good price and incudes the walnut handled 8″ Chef’s Knife, 6″ Utility Knife, 8″ serrated Bread Knife, Paring Knife, Slotted Turner and Mini Potato Masher. I also got the Pizza Rocker which seamlessly cuts pizzas or flatbreads without anything getting stuck.
- 2 cups Chopped Sweet Grape Tomatoes (also love heirlooms for larger pieces)
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- Fresh Basil
- Olive Oil – large drizzle
- Balsamic Vinegar – large drizzle
- Flaky Sea Salt
- Cracked Pepper
- Fresh Baguette
Chop tomatoes, garlic and basil and combine in a bowl with olive oil & balsamic, salt and pepper. Toss until coated. Cover and let sit for and hour (or less) to let the flavors marinate together. When ready to serve, slice baguette and toast. I like to use a cast iron pan over medium heat and lightly butter (or olive oil) each slice and set them in the pan until crispy, but not too firm. These taste best when the center of the bread is still soft. Once bread is finished scoop a large portion onto each slice. Top with more fresh basil, a drizzle of balsamic, salt and pepper if desired.
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Paid partnership in collaboration with Lamson. All words and opinions are my own.
Photos by Torrey Fox